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Defra ‘dragging its feet’ on Marine Conservation Zones consultation, says WWF

30 January 2015

23 new Marine Conservation Zones (MCZs) around the UK coastline are the subject of a consultation announced by Defra today. Read Defra ‘dragging its feet’ on Marine Conservation Zones consultation, says WWF

Map showing the new planned road the MPF

WWF Urges Cancellation of New Road Plan That Threatens World Renowned Cambodian Forest

30 January 2015

A proposed new road and border crossing would do irreversible damage to Cambodia’s Mondulkiri Protected Forest -- a potential UNESCO World Heritage site -- which supports some of Southeast Asia’s most threatened species and is the proposed site for the country’s tiger reintroduction plans, WWF said today.  Read WWF Urges Cancellation of New Road Plan That Threatens World Renowned Cambodian Forest

WWF calls for government to ‘seize opportunity’ in response to third Natural Capital report.

27 January 2015

WWF-UK welcomes the launch of the third Natural Capital Committee's (NCC) third report today, and urges government to seize the opportunity to safeguard nature and economic growth.

The landmark report underlines how the UK’s economy, businesses and well-being all ultimately depend on a healthy natural environment - it is literally our life support system - but we are losing it fast. If economic growth is to be sustained, we need to safeguard and invest in our natural capital.

Read WWF calls for government to ‘seize opportunity’ in response to third Natural Capital report.

Up to 20% of new homes exempted from ‘warm home’ rules by new Infrastructure Bill

26 January 2015

The Infrastructure Bill going through Parliament today is a missed opportunity to improve building regulations to provide warm homes for all. Read Up to 20% of new homes exempted from ‘warm home’ rules by new Infrastructure Bill

Welsh rugby legend Shane Williams runs the London Marathon for Team Panda

22 January 2015

 Welsh Rugby Union player Shane Williams MBE has joined 'Team Panda', WWF-UK's team of super-supporters, to take on the challenge of the 2015 Virgin Money London Marathon. He chose to fundraise for WWF because of his love for the natural world and concern for the future of the planet.
Read Welsh rugby legend Shane Williams runs the London Marathon for Team Panda

Urgent action needed as poaching of South Africa’s rhinos hits record high

22 January 2015

Despite increased efforts to tackle the surge in rhino poaching, a record 1,215 rhinos were killed in South Africa in 2014 – highlighting the need for urgent international action to address the crisis ahead of a critical global meeting on the illegal wildlife trade in Botswana in March. Read Urgent action needed as poaching of South Africa’s rhinos hits record high

India's tigers come roaring back according to new report

20 January 2015

KUALA LUMPUR, 20 January 2015: India’s tiger population has significantly increased according to the 2014-15 India tiger estimation report released today. Recent years have seen a dramatic rise in numbers– from 1,411 in 2006 to 2,226 in 2014. Read India's tigers come roaring back according to new report

Coal subsidies damage UK’s credibility on tackling climate change

19 December 2014

The Government announced the provisional outcome of the Capacity Market which enables power generators to secure contracts worth almost £1 billion in public subsidy at an estimated cost of £11 per household on the 2018/19 energy bill [1]. Read Coal subsidies damage UK’s credibility on tackling climate change

WWF welcomes huge growth in renewable energy announced in DECC energy statistics

19 December 2014

Electricity generated from renewables has risen by 24% compared to the same period last year, highlights the government’s energy statistics for the third quarter of 2014. Read WWF welcomes huge growth in renewable energy announced in DECC energy statistics

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